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Hundreds come to listen to Congressman Gutierrez

Rhode Island - Hundreds of people came Friday to South Providence, where Luis V. Gutiérrez - a congressman from Illinois and a national leader in the immigration reform movement - led in a poignant demonstration, to request the cooperation of House Republicans in Washington to approve the immigration bill , which could include a path to legalization . "I'm very excited right now," Gutierrez told a crowd at the Church of San Miguel Archangel , which included dozens of political , religious , labor and community leaders Congressman David N. Cicilline , Democrat of Rhode Island invited Gutierrez, chief negotiator…
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Amber Alert Cancelled

Rhode Island - Authorities in Rhode Island canceled the Amber Alert they issued on Thursday for the disappearance of Daniel Britt 6 years of Woonsocket who was found unharmed in the home of relatives in a suburb near Seattle in Washington State. His mother, Andria Britt is in custody. Alerta Amber Cancelada Rhode Island - Las autoridades de Rhode Island cancelaron la Alerta Amber que emitieron el jueves por la desaparición de Daniel Britt de 6 años de Woonsocket quien fue encontrado sano y salvo en casa de unos familiares en un suburbio cerca de Seattle en el Estado de…
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New report shows minorities are targeted vehicle stops

Rhode Island - A new report on traffic stops in Rhode Island shows that minorities are more likely to be stopped by the police than whites in most communities , but are less likely to be fined. Northeastern University researchers reviewed nearly 154,000 traffic stops made ​​by 39 law enforcement agencies last year between January 1 and September 30 The study found that 77 % of the stops  involved white drivers , 11%  Hispanic drivers, nearly 10 %  black drivers, and 2% were Asian / Pacific Islander . But when the race of drivers was compared with the racial composition…
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Former Senator guilty of embezzlement

Rhode Island - A jury in the Superior Court of Kent County issued a guilty verdict in three of the five counts of embezzlement and one count of conspiracy against former state Sen. Timothy Patrick McDonald. McDonald was accused of embezzling more than $ 160,000 in real estate transactions. He faces up to 20 years in prison on each of the convictions for embezzlement. Judge Brian P. Stern ordered the detention without bail McDonald who was thrown out of court in handcuffs Ex Senador culpable de desfalco Rhode Island - Un jurado de la Corte Superior del Condado de Kent…
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North Providence man accused of killing parents

Rhode Island - A grand jury indicted Mark Yu, 36, with two counts of murder and two for failing to report their deaths, for the murder of his parents in North Providence.  Authorities allege that the victims  Young Yu, 60, and  Yeon Yu, 61, died from blunt force trauma at the family residence in July 2013. Police said the bodies were found after two days, and that Mark found locked in a bathroom. Mark Yu was previously indicted in the District Court and is being held without bail. He will appear in Superior Court next February 5 to be instructed…
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Two dead in apparent murder-suicide in New Bedford

Mass. - Police are investigating after they found the bodies of Sharif Goode, 22, and Mabilia Maranhao, 22, in a Brock Avenue residence Wednesday afternoon.  Those close to the case say that the dead were a couple and lived in a place called Goode. According to the authorities it seems to be a murder-suicide, but evidence is still being processed. Meanwhile the State Medical Examiner Act conducts autopsies to determine the cause of the deaths. Dos muertos en aparente homicidio-suicidio en New Bedford Massachussetts - La policía está investigando luego de que familiares encontraran los cuerpos de Sharif Goode de…
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Buttonwood Park Zoo Makes In Defense Of Animals’ 2013 List Of “Ten Worst Zoos For Elephants”

Buttonwood Park Zoo Makes In Defense Of Animals’ 2013 List Of “Ten Worst Zoos For Elephants” - Grabs Fourth Spot San Rafael, Calif. – In Defense of Animals (IDA), an international animal protection organization, released today its list of the Ten Worst Zoos for Elephants for 2013. This marks IDA’s ten-year anniversary of exposing the suffering endured by elephants in zoos. “Ten years should have been enough, but as long as zoos continue to house elephants in substandard exhibits that sacrifice the animals’ welfare, IDA will continue to call out the worst offenders,” said Nicole Meyer, Director of IDA’s Elephant…
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Mayor Taveras, US Small Business Administration Renew Partnership to Support Business Growth, Development in Providence

Mayor Taveras, US Small Business Administration Renew Partnership to Support Business Growth, Development in Providence Partnership supports raising participation in state and federal incentive programs, a priority outlined in Mayor's 20-point economic development plan PROVIDENCE, RI - Mayor Angel Taveras joined Rhode Island District Director Mark S. Hayward of the Small Business Administration (SBA) this morning to renew a first-of-its-kind, 18-month partnership to support business growth, economic development and job creation in the Capital City. The partnership addresses raising participation in state and federal incentive programs, one of the 20 action steps outlined in Mayor Taveras' economic development action plan,…
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Rhode Island Voter ID Now Required

Secretary Mollis reminds voters that Rhode Island’s VOTER ID law is in full effect, and the Woonsocket Special Primary will require valid Photo ID Woonsocket Special Primary first election of 2014 to Require Full Photo ID PROVIDENCE, RI -- Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis is reminding voters that in the upcoming Woonsocket election, only a photo ID will be accepted at the polls in any primary and/or election. "The concern that fraud could occur at the polls undermines the public's faith in the outcomes of our elections. VOTER ID ensures that poll workers can validate the name that voters…
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